Code Red Notification , Emergency & Evacuation Information



SHERIFF’S OFFICE Emergency Notification System (ENS) : Click here to sign up!

Please Note: You will need a local physical address for the system to work. If you only have a P.O. Box, you can use the address for the CVFA Fire House: 11180 W Cherry Creek Rd. Dewey, AZ  86327

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes Code Red® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

All Yavapai County residential and business landline phone numbers, published in the White or Yellow pages, are already in the system. By signing up or opting-in, you may enter alternate phone numbers and/or modes of contact. You may also specify your primary contact mode. The opt-in process will require that you have a valid email address.


Yavapai County Emergency Management (928) 771-3321
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (928) 771-3100 or (928) 639-8100
Emergency Info: Radio KPPV FM 106.7
Severe Weather Info:

Evacuation Procedures

Warning can occur by different methods depending on time availability: Cherry-pre-burn

  1. Door to Door – by law enforcement and/or fire personnel
  2. Law Enforcement or Fire Vehicles – sounding sirens or public address loudspeakers
  3. Radio and Television – public officials, Emergency Management Director or Public Information Officer

Evacuation of a threatened area is primarily the responsibility of law enforcement agencies and personnel. This includes any reserve or posse group affiliated with a government law enforcement agency. At times, fire personnel may initiate or assist with evacuation if not assigned to fire operations.

Evacuation routes are established by knowing the location of the problem, the behavior of the problem, and conditions such as wind direction and speed. The safest evacuation routes will be identified by the appropriate agencies and will be made public through various warning methods, including AM and FM radio, public address systems and by personnel.


Actions To Take Before Evacuation

  • Disconnect all electrical equipment and appliances except refrigerator and freezer
  • Close drapes and blinds
  • Set heating thermostats to lowest setting
  • Turn off all cooling equipment
  • Turn off all lights
  • Lock doors and windows
  • Leave an exterior light on
  • IMPORTANT – Tie a white towel or cloth to front door knob. This advises rescuers that your residence is evacuated.

If Time Permits

  • Secure outdoor possessions (lawn furniture, garbage cans, etc.)
  • Remove garbage from inside of the home
  • Secure or hide valuables (consider the removal of valuables before a potential emergency)
  • Turn off gas before leaving

Items To Take With You

  • Important papers and documents
  • Medications
  • Prescription glasses
  • Dentures
  • Personal toiletry items
  • Sleeping bags or blankets
  • Special dietary needs
  • Baby Items
  • Checkbook, credit cards, cash
  • Drivers License, ID

Other Items If Time Permits

  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • Portable Radio, extra batteries
  • Cell Phone
  • Change of clothing
  • Food- non-perishable, ready to eat
  • Water- one gallon per person
  • Reading material
  • Recreational items


Where To Go

All evacuees are requested to go to a registration reception area which will be identified at the time of evacuation. This area will be a large parking area where evacuees will be asked to register all family members. This process is necessary for other family members and friends to know where displaced persons are located. Shelters are managed by the American Red Cross who will also make food and water available.

Property Security During Evacuation

Law enforcement personnel will provide security in areas that have been evacuated. However, there is always a possibility that law enforcement may have to evacuate for safety reasons. Make sure valuables are secure and doors and windows are locked.

Evacuation Preparedness

  • Keep a vehicle available with at least a half filled fuel tank
  • Keep a white towel or cloth available close to the front door
  • Keep a 72 hour emergency kit ready for quick evacuation
  • Pay close attention to radio and television broadcasts for information pertaining to potential developing emergencies
  • Keep area around structures clear of furnishings when not in use
  • Maintain defensible space
  • Develop a written and photographed inventory of each room in your residence
  • Keep important papers in safety deposit boxes
  • Keep negatives or copies of important photographs with friends or family outside your area
  • Plan for alternative shelter if evacuation is necessary